Learning has always been my passion, and I strive to make it fun and stress-free for others. For some, a big classroom and independent study doesn't quite get the job done. Everyone has different learning styles, and some extra one-on-one guidance may be exactly what a student needs to conquer the subject material at hand. As a current USF graduate student and teaching assistant I have all the skills necessary to succeed in academia, and I would love to share them with anyone that comes for help. With a strong background in psychology, I understand different learning styles and personality types. No two people are the same, just as no two people learn the same way.
SUNY at Binghamton - Bachelors, Psychology, minors in Global studies and Education
University of South Florida-Main Campus - Current Grad Student, Applied Anthropology
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 33
SAT Math: 750
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning promotes growth.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Break the ice, get to know the student's strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and make a plan.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Helping a student understand the subject will increase his/her confidence to learn independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Setting goals helps motivate a student to work hard toward one step at a time.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Tackling the concept from different approaches will prevent a student from getting frustrated and help him/her see the issue in a different light.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading out loud, highlighting, and taking notes increases reading comprehension.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would use incentives and prizes to make difficult subjects more fun.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask questions at the beginning of the next session to make sure they remember and fully understand the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books, paper, pencil, calculator, colored pens/markers, and sometimes video.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I ask the student questions about his/her strengths and weaknesses. Then, I track progress and pay closer attention to necessary areas.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I make sure that each student feels comfortable, and then I use techniques that suit his/her learning styles.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
It is important to make each student feel secure in order to get to whatever area he/she needs. This may involve humor, puzzles, point incentives, etc.